Plastic coins

Discussion in 'Ask the Rules Team' started by JandPDS, Sep 24, 2007.

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  1. JandPDS

    JandPDS New Member

    Why is it that plastic coins are allowed to be used smaller in Premier events when they were not allowed to be used in worlds? I agree completely with the decision to only allow dice to be used in worlds, I just wonder why that is not the rule in all events?

    To many times I have seen players toss them in the air so that the do not spin and just plop down heads,
    I do not feel that they are fair to be used in Premier events, considering we have cards like the new Walrein in play now.

    If I am the Head judge may I mandate that only dice be used for heads/tails determinations in the event that I am overseeing?
  2. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    You misunderstand what is allowed at Worlds and Nationals.
    Official coins are always allowed.

    At Worlds and Nationals, if you want to roll a die as a randomizer, then you have to use the die that is provided.

    However, you can still use a coin!

    You can NEVER mandate that official coins can't be used.
    It is stated in the floor rules that they are always legal.

    Unless of course they are damaged.

    You can announce what you consider a legal flip to be.
    I use "three full rotations in the air", myself.
    The japanese at Worlds were using "it must go over your head" in the air.

    I'm OK with that too.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2007
  3. mtjimmer

    mtjimmer Master Trainer, Emeritus

    Must go over your head? What happens if they don't have a head?

    Erp. Tuesday afternoon foolishness. Often happens when hungry for lunch!

    3 rotations is good by me, but the over your head is reasonable.

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